Retford, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/29/2018 -- The Event Technology Awards 2018 (ETA) has unveiled the first tier of its illustrious judging panel.
Best use of AI is a new ingredient among 30 categories under the spotlight this year and ETA organisers have picked a perfect mix of professionals to sort the best from the rest. Abigail Dakin, Events Director EMEA at Time Out, Charlotte Hammerbeck, Director of Meetings Technology at GSK, 52eight3's Director, Kate Crocombe, and Mathys Taekema, Business Development Director for Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, are among the names.
Co-founder Adam Parry comments: "Like pretty much every industry, live events are far beyond the 'should I/shouldn't I use technology' stage. It's about refining the solutions now, learning what will deliver a demonstrable difference to the process of putting an event on, inside or out, and measuring its impact. The Event Tech Awards, and the experts who are giving their time to rate the submissions, reflect that journey."
The first 11 ETA 2018 judges are listed below. Organisers will reveal a second tranche next week.
Abigail Dakin – Events Director EMEA - Time Out
Andy Sexton – Creative Director & Partner - 2LK
Alison Church –Marketing Director – Easyfairs
James Morgan – Founder - Event Tech Lab
Charlotte Hammerbeck – Director, Meetings Technology – GSK
Ben Wilcox – Event Technology Manager – British Gymnastics
Katie Crocombe – Director - 52eight3
Dave Cook – Chief Technology Officer - Clarion Events
Michelle Bruno – Technology Journalist - Event Tech Brief
Mathys Taekema – Business Development – RAI
Jonathan Smith – Group Head of Risk – Goodwood Group
Open for entries from April 3 to May 31, the Event Technology Awards salutes the achievements of companies designing and delivering solutions across the gamut of live events, from festivals to exhibitions, brand activations to conferences. To see the categories CLICK HERE for companies wishing to enter please register here.
The awards ceremony is sponsored by D2i Systems and returns to Troxy on November 7, between the two days of Event Tech Live 2018.
About Event Technology Awards
The awards are now in their sixth year and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry.
The Event Technology Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 9th November 2017 following Event Tech Live, and will be held in London.
The ceremony is widely regarded as the only networking event that brings together agencies, brands, buyers and suppliers from all event sectors including:
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